Philippians 4:13

Utah Valley Marathon

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Location:

Idaho Falls,ID,USA

Member Since:

Apr 21, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

2007 St. George Marathon 2:32:06 (marathon PR)

2014 St. George Marathon 2:32:45 (close to old PR...7 years later!)

2014 Boston Marathon, 2:39:00, 298th OA, 8th AG, 1st Idahoan

2013 Lake Lowell Marathon, 2:48:34 (CR), 1st Overall (#6)

2012 Boston Marathon, 2:43:26 (HOT!!), 114th OA, 9th Master OA, 1st Idahoan

2010 B&A Trail Marathon (MD), 2:40:18, 1st Overall (#3)

2010 Mesa Falls Marathon, 2:48:55, 1st Overall (#4)

2009 Pocatello Marathon, 2:37:22, 1st Overall (#2)

2011 The M.A.D. Marathon, 2:55:14, 1st OA (training run) (#5)

2006 Teton Dam Marathon, 2:50:48 1st Overall (#1)

2015 Hood to Coast Relay (195 miles), 1st Masters Team (6th OA), 19:59:57, 6:03 avg pace for the team

2008 Ragner Relay Del Sol (182 mile relay) 1st place team 17:04:37, 5:38 pace avg for the team

Logged 24,901 miles (circumference of the earth) in 2,889 days (11/29/12) http://jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-My-alarm-went-off-I-got-up-eventually-/11-29-2012.html

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running, enjoy it for the sake of running, relax and enjoy life...de stress.

No racing, retired.

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running until this old body says no, running for fun.

Support my wife's endeavor to do long distance road biking and her renewed interest in running! Keep biking more with her as cross training maybe do a Century ride.

 

Personal:

Born in 1968.  I live in Idaho Falls, ID.  I started running competitively in 2005 and ran my first marathon in 2005. Now retired.

Married for 25+ years with two children (19 and 16).

Bend down, O Lord, and hear my prayer;
answer me, for I need your help.
Protect me, for I am devoted to you.
Save me, for I serve you and trust you.
You are my God.
Be merciful to me, O Lord,
for I am calling on you constantly.
Give me happiness, O Lord,
for I give myself to you.
O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive,
so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.
Listen closely to my prayer, O Lord;
hear my urgent cry.
I will call to you whenever I’m in trouble,
and you will answer me.  - Psalm 86:1-7

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 20.00 Month: 72.00 Year: 3155.38
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 8020.41
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 563.11
Saucony Tangent 4 2014 Lifetime Miles: 663.00
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 849.00
Adiddas Supernova Glide Boost Lifetime Miles: 922.15
Guide 8 White 2018 Lifetime Miles: 515.00
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 511.86
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
25.5026.200.000.0051.70
Runs With Moxie Miles: 14.00Saucony Mirage 1 2011 Miles: 17.50Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 5.00Saucony Tangent 1 Miles: 3.00Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 26.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles with Moxie in 45:31 through SRL.  A perfect morning for a run...sunny, no wind and a perfect temperature.  Slept in and went out around 8:45 which was nice for a change.  Didn't run any faster due to start of taper and Moxie didn't want to move any faster.  

Runs With Moxie Miles: 6.00Saucony Mirage 1 2011 Miles: 6.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Taper week so I slept in and went for my solo run at lunch in sunny, warm and breezy weather.  6.5 miles in 44 minutes with 4x0.05M barefoot striders at the end.  First and last mile easy with 4.3 miles in the middle at around a 6:35 pace.  Nothing fancy just good consistent miles during my taper. 

Saucony Mirage 1 2011 Miles: 6.50
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

It was pouring rain and yucky outside so I headed to the gym early for an easy taper workout.  5 miles in 34:45, starting around 7:10 pace and ending with a quarter at 6:18. 

My wife forgot the word for taper this week and said I was "dwindling" this week...have you ever dwindled?  LOL!

Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 5.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles on a nice morning with Moxie in 39:30.  Ran about half the run with Curt, thanks for the company!  I hate this day in the taper week, every little ache feels like it is much worse than it really is.  

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage 1 2011 Miles: 5.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

My traditional day off.  Good thing to because the weather is not very good outside.  If felt nice to sleep in and get an extra hour of sleep before another stressful day at work.

Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles with Moxie in 21:30 for my last easy run before tomorrow's marathon.  Weather is looking good.  It will be nice to see the gang tonight!

Saucony Tangent 1 Miles: 3.00Runs With Moxie Miles: 3.00
Comments(3)
Race: Utah Valley Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:42:15, Place overall: 9, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.200.000.0026.20

Short and quick report:  2:42:15, good enough for 9th overall and 1st Master (after a bit of working with the RD and timing folks to clarify an issue with another runner). 

Bad GI issues again at mile 13 and 15 lost me about 3 minutes real time and more like a 5-7 minute impact.  Also a bad stitch at mile 17 caused issues, nearly dropped but kept running so the St. George Running Center Team could win the team competition.

Overall ok with the race considering my issues which I need to figure out.  Really wanted to lower my Master's course record on this good day for running but my body let me down a little.  I will take a top 10 and 1st Master's finish any day at a race like this with the competition that was there. 

Splits:  6:13, 5:37, 5:42, 5:57, 5:46, 5:47, 5:46, 6:19 (hill), 6:23 (hill), 5:45, 5:49, 6:21, 6:28 (PoP stop), 5:56, 6:08, 7:19 (long PoP stop), 6:12, 5:48, 6:11 (stitch), 6:25, 6:09, 6:09, 6:25, 6:41, 6:30, 6:28, 2:03 (0.35 mile). 

Great to see my good friends and catch up and see our kid's get along so well.  Looking forward to seeing folks again soon at St. George.

Big snafu at the awards ceremony.  The "official results" that were used to give out the awards were wrong and the race official would not listen to us (Clyde, Dave, me, Bill) as we told them that the individual they showed as the 8th place finisher and first master was incorrect.  So they announced the Master winners with me as second.  After some more consternation, Bill remembered this individual ran SLC in April.  I looked up his result on my Blackberry and showed it to Hyrum...a 3:53 finish.  What happened was that this individual registered for the full then ran the half and did not tell anyone so his result initially showed up as the first Master.  After clarify and verify his start at the half, Hyrum gave me the Master's title, but now the change bumps others as well.  Too bad they would listen to us BEFORE handing out the awards!

Spent the rest of the day with the Murphy's...playing in the pool with the kids, kickin' back with burgers, beer, wine and great company!!  Now this was a memorable day!

Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 26.20
Comments(27)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
25.5026.200.000.0051.70
Runs With Moxie Miles: 14.00Saucony Mirage 1 2011 Miles: 17.50Brooks Launch 2010 Black Miles: 5.00Saucony Tangent 1 Miles: 3.00Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 26.20
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